Ex Parte McCardle
Significance, Congress Denies Mccardle Access To Supreme Court, Congress Could Not Be Denied, Reconstruction
William H. McCardle
That McCardle had incited insurrection and impeded post-Civil War Reconstruction.
Chief Lawyers for Petitioner
Matthew H. Carpenter, Lyman Trumbull
Chief Lawyers for Respondent
Jeremiah S. Black, David Dudley Field, Charles O'Conor, W. L. Sharkey, Robert J. Walker
Justices for the Court
Salmon Portland Chase (writing for the Court), Nathan Clifford, David Davis, Robert Cooper Grier, Stephen Johnson Field, Samuel Freeman Miller, Samuel Nelson, Noah Haynes Swayne
Date of Decision
12 April 1869
That the Supreme Court was without jurisdiction to render a decision, because Congress had repealed certain appeals legislation.
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